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Caramelized Onion & Balsamic Hummus

30 min





10 ingredients or less

If you love the deep and bold flavours of caramelized onions and balsamic vinegar, then you're in for a treat!


(¼ cup per serving)


30 min


10 min


20 min


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  • 2
    medium yellow onions, diced
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 2 cups (370 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • lemons, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • ½ tsp
    paprika powder
  • ¼ tsp
    ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp

Optional garnish

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  1. Toss the onions in oil in a large pan on medium-high heat, stirring every 3 - 5 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pan. Note: depending on the pan, you made need to reduce the heat to medium, but this will also increase the cooking time.
  2. Continue cooking until the onions are softened, deep golden brown colour, and sufficiently caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  3. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend on high, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides, until creamy. If you’d like the consistency to be creamier, add more tahini.
  4. Garnish, serve with crackers, cut-up vegetables, or enjoy in a wrap or sandwich.


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Kate - Nov. 5, 2021, 12:11 p.m.

OMG, this hummus recipe! I love it! :) I'm at home with my little baby, and this "cooking" was my me-time yesterday evening, I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe ♥️

PUL Team - Nov. 5, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Kate, and sending lots of love to you and your little one 😃

Anny - Sept. 4, 2021, 4:05 p.m.

I never comment on recipes, but this was one amazing!! The onions make a huge difference to the taste. Thank you PUL!

PUL Team - Sept. 4, 2021, 5:53 p.m.

Aw this means so much, Anny! Thank YOU for taking the time to share the lovely review 🌻

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:50 p.m.

Another very inspired and creative hummus! Thanks for all the ideas! 😁 Here're some suggestions from me: artichoke, shiitake and za'atar hummuses! Yum!

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, 12:10 a.m.

All incredible hummus ideas, Cris, thank you for sharing! Happy cooking 🤗

Miriam - April 29, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

This was nice!

Paulina Łaczmańska - April 19, 2021, 7:23 p.m.

I say to my mum: "Mum, I know, it won't be modest, but I made an absolutely superb hummus" And that's true! The thing I modified was not adding salt and it's delectable! Thanks for the recipe!

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 5:56 a.m.

Aww we're so happy the hummus was enjoyed, Paulina 🤗

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - March 29, 2021, 10:09 a.m.

Nice variation on the regular hummus! Nice condiment for vegetables. As I didn’t have balsamic vinegar at home, I used pomegranate syrup for the sweetness. It works quite well😌

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 10:53 p.m.

We enjoy this one with veggies too, Louise! Thank you for sharing the pomegranate syrup tip 🙂